Skip to comments.Have you seen the year's best film? (Did not see 12 Years A Slave = Racist)
Posted on 01/17/2014 12:00:18 PM PST by C19fan
The image of Solomon Northup's body hanging from a tree -- noose around his neck, hands tied behind his back, feet barely touching the ground -- is uncomfortable to look at. And Steve McQueen, director of "12 Years a Slave," does not spare the audience with an expedient exit.
The movie is an unsanitized portrait of a nation's shameful past. It is two hours of breathing in the antebellum South and then walking out of the theater trying to pretend the stench is all gone. There is no question that "12 Years a Slave" was the best picture of 2013. But as the box office receipts show, not many of us are ready for that kind of honesty.
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Sorry CNN, but I didn’t participate in any of that.
And, given that it was ...oh....fifty years or so ago, I calculate that few of today’s offenders know anything about it...especially since the vast majority of them probably cannot even read. (See UNC for more wonderful details.)
So, in summary, grow up, get a job, and know that I really do not give a smelly Obama about it.
We’ve got bigger fish (and liberals) to fry.
:: Steve McQueen, director ::
His bona fides, please?
do you think this writer would want people to see it? WOuld he write:
The movie is an unsanitized portrait of a nation's shameful present. It is two hours of breathing in the inner city and then walking out of the theater trying to pretend the stench is all gone. There is no question that "12 Years a Ghetto" was the best picture of 201_. But as the box office receipts show, not many of us are ready for that kind of honesty.
Yawn....nope, don’t think I’ll waste my money on this.
To answer their question, no, I haven’t seen Rush.
The rest of the Democrat Party in the South may have hated Negros, but LBJ saw the future of buying them with taxpayer money and putting them back on the Democrat plantation. But they’re not singing like Phil Robertson remembers. The only thing we hear these days is whining.
Let’s see, I have never owned slaves, my family has never owned slaves, my father’s parents came over from Sweden long after slavery ended, my mother’s great-grandfather died in the war that set the slaves free. . . . So why exactly should I feel any guilt about this?
Does it show any photos of the 700,000 dead from the Civil War?
But its very easy to pretend that the stench of one hundred years of Democrat Segregationism is all gone Right, CNN?
The Anglo-American culture that they so despise didn’t invent slavery, but did end it. And not just within their own borders, but everywhere their influence reached.
The only vestiges remain in those benighted locales that remain outside of the American sphere of influence today.
Maybe someone could make a movie about that, eh?
My dad picked cotton as a kid, they went where the cotton was and slept in shacks.
You can bet that the film never connects all of that to Democrats
I’ve seen 6 of the 9 best picture nominees (first year of retirement and I’m recovering from an injury. LOTS of free time) and so far “12 years a Slave” is hands down the best picture, best actor, best director. As far as the genera goes, it is easily as good as “The Color Purple” and much better than the long winded “Roots”.
As far as Best Actress, Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” IMO.
Ya think? LOL!
My mother and aunt also so it and said it was an excellent movie and must see. I’m usually pretty good at keeping up with movies, but haven’t seen any hardly.
What did you think of the others? I’ve heard Secret Life of Walter Mitty was terrible? Was Gravity any good?
“12 Years” may indeed be the best film of the year, but it is precisely this “eat your vegetables, you RACIST” attitude of the Professional Left that makes me NOT rush out to see it.
We’ll get around to seeing it in a year or so on Blu-Ray. Sorry, LZ ol’ buddy, I guess I’m just not un-racist enough to be “ready” for it at $15.
(I wonder what, if anything, LZ had to say about the similarly graphic whippings in “Passion of the Christ.” Maybe he wasn’t “ready.”)
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